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cliff. we could see major cuts in defense spending. given it gets 70% of its sales from the department of defense you can see why people would be nervous. however, i think those worries might be baked into the stock at those levels. it might be exaggerated. plus xls sports a juicy 4% yield. even if the worse does happen they're paying you to wait for washington to sort itself out. the other thing it represents a niche area within the budget. it's not one of those big old cold war programs that they have. i don't know if we should even be that worried. among the other things the company makes is highly secure communication systems, energy analysis, warfare systems, night vision goggles. it also has an information technical side where they do everything from aircraft traffic management for the faa and networks. that's probably less sensitive to the budget cuts we're all so worried about. last quarter was quite strong. if we don't fall off the fiscal cliff this could be the right stock to own. even if we do smash into the fiscal retaining wall, trading at six times next year's earnings. i
went through with potential defense cuts. >> the impact will be immediate and significant right here in virginia. 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: this new feeling reflects the idea that many have voted. in 2008, nearly a third of all voters cast ballots before election day this year the number could grow to 40%, but in some of the key swing states the number could even be higher, more than half of all voters in colorado, florida, nevada and north carolina cast their ballots early four years ago. voting is under way in virginia, which could be the new political bellwether, mr. obama won there earlier, identical to his nationwide popular vote. the two have strong bases, for democrats, minority voters and federal workers. for republicans, christian conservatives and military veterans. and in the middle, a stubborn independent vote. >> in a way, people in virginia are less partisan, we don't have party ids in our elections, we're interested in people who get stuff done. >> reporter: now in the last two weeks we released new numbers, in north c
couldn't agree more. it is infuruating. let's talk about residual damage. government defense contractors will have to lay off workers soon if there is no agreement because they are losing federal dollars of the federal programs that are going away. we will see more unemployment. the defense companies will have to notify workers in the next couple of weeks. how important is this? >> it is a temporary drag in the economy. i honestly think of all of the things that will not happen is the chance of getting both rounds of spending cuts, including the massive defense cuts is slight. i think it will be rectified the next few months but it is terrible we have to put the businesses through this until we get to the other side. >> what about housing? it seems to be recovering but still murky. how strong is it, and is it important for the overall economy? >> nothing could be more important than the improvement in home prices. we are getting good signals on home prices. when you get higher home prices of course that pushes up output because builders build more. and pushes up confidence. i think that
: cromartie was saying he grabbed my face mask first. >> referee: pass interference. defense number 23. first down. >> cris: let's see here. i'm not so sure he didn't. clearly the interference was there. but i think that cromartie was right, too. he grabbed his face mask on the release. >> al: so the ball is at the 35. they're already within long field goal range. career long is 53, which he's done twice. 63 seconds. and manning will throw. and that's underthrown and incomplete, intended for cruz. second down. and there is tynes. hasn't missed one this season. clutch. he's been here before. >> al: second and ten. this time hixon and cruz go to the left and barden to the right. >> cris: nate allen was sneaking up like he was coming on the field. >> al: the pass is caught. that's barden. and barden is to the 25. that will make it a lot easier. now they're going to say no. barden had it, asomugha was there, then it gets waved off. >> cris: asomugha with a big jam off the line of scrimmage. then he's going to drag that thing out of there. >> al: wow. >> cris: has to maintain possession. two feet
their relationship. prosecutors said nothing was going on. the defense is up next. opening statements could last all day. the trial is expected to last about a month. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >>> he is expected to be in court for a pre-trial hearing today. go was a nursing student at that school when he allegedly opened fire on his classmates and a teacher killing seven people. >>> highway 101 is moving again this morning after a crash turned that busy freeway into a crime scene. the chp shutdown more than 100 miles causing major traffic delays. investigators say a red dodge charger was driving south on 101 at 3:30 yesterday when someone drove up beside it and began shooting. the charger crashed into a fence injuring a man and two women inside. the other car drove off and police are still looking for it. >> we have the charger with multiple bullet holes in it and injured occupants. we are actively investigating this case. if anyone saw the shooting or anything leading up to the shooting or anything after the shooting, including the crash, we would appreciate any
to the department of defense, that's only a tiny representation of the real number, which is closer to 19,000, because most victims don't come forward. and of the cases that are reported, only a fraction are prosecuted. >> i knew joining the military was going to be a sacrifice. this wasn't the intended sacrifice that i was willing to make. >> reporter: in darchelle mitchell's case, the petty officer she says raped her was acquitted and it was her navy career that suffered. >> my request to re-enlist was denied and my assailant, he was advancing in the middle of all of it. >> he was promoted? >> he was promoted. >> my sexual response coordinator basically told me don't expect anything to happen from that. you need to find a way to get over it. >> former air force sergeant laura sellinger said her command made getting over it all the more difficult. by ignoring her request to keep her rape private. she said they announced it to her squadron, and she was harassed. >> and i just went to iraq through hell. and now i'm dealing with i'm a slut, i'm a whore. i've never been so hollow. >> reporte
prosecutor. you understand how the courtroom works. mitt romney is the defense lawyer here. he is going to say the prosecution, president obama, hasn't made his case and that his record isn't enough for re-election, and i'm not going to give you all the detail of what i'll do, what a romney presidency would mean. make your choice based on the president. that's the plan? >> no, no. listen, what the plan is that the public will have plenty of detail and information to be able to make a judgment on governor romney and what his plan is for the future. but let's look at what the president is saying as well. and you're right, david, in this respect. the president has had four years to lay this out, and now a campaign. and the president's just trying to run out the clock. he desperately wants to run out the clock with platitudes which sound nice, and i give him that. the president is very good at that. but in the end, i think that both sides have to look at this campaign and say, what are we going to lay out over the next 36 days? and i think that's really important. and i think governor romne
local safeway store. . >>> afghan defense officials are calling ate misunderstanding. tonight five people are dead, including an american soldier and an american contractor after a fire fight between u.s. force and their afghan army allies. the afghan soldier reported think walked up to a group of unsuspected troops, exchanged a few words and opened fire. u.s. forces then shot back. nato has not said whether it considers it an inside attack at this point. the number of troops killed since the u.s.-led invasion in 2001 is now exactly 2,000. >>> the first presidential debate of the campaign is in three days. today, both parties were trying to lower expectations, which is typical. what wasn't typical today is what anne romney had to say about her husband and her concerns if he becomes president. nbc bay area's kristin walker has the latest. >> reporter: with four mock debates under his bet, the president will rally supporters in nevada before jumping in to the debate preps ring with senator john kerry, his sparring partner, channelling mitt romney. in an iowa poll out today, president
. it the suit names five u.s. leaders including leon panetta and former defense secretary donald rumsfeld. back in march you may remember eight women filed a similar lawsuit against u.s. defense leaders as well. >>> a big victory for guy rights activists. a government is changing its policy when it comes to undocumented immigrants when it comes to americans who have same-sex partners. janet napolitano announced today that the undocumented immigrants will be eligible to have their deportations put on hold. democratic lawmakers and guy rights activists have been pressing for this move. it marks the first time same-sex couples have been recognized for immigration relief, but the decision to grant reprieves would still be considered on a case-by-case basis. >>> a rare apology from apple. it's ceo tim cook says the new maps systems doesn't live up to company standards. so what is now? here is business and tech reporter scott mcgrew. >> reporter: few people appreciated when they lined up for the new iphone one of the most useful applications google maps would be replaced with this, apple maps. so ina
, the tigers pounce, the yanks extend their lead, and a top nfl defensive back is out for the season. >>> plus, one very controversial call could be the last straw for football's replacement refs. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> that may have been the worst call ever. your forecast still hot in the southern half of the country. that's not going to change. that's coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." >>> and in sports, a truly bizarre twist in the final play of monday night's match-up between seattle and green bay fell in the seahawks favor. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. >>> good morning. right off the top, you make the call. wrapping up a wild weekend in the nfl. here's the final play of last night's green bay/seattle game. seahawks down 12-7. seattle last chance. if they score a touchdown, they win the game. wilson scrambled and threw up a jump ball in the end zone. it appeared the packers jennings came down with it. the seahawks golden tate was there
army commanders or defense officials died. syria's regime says this rebel attack was a failure. if this is a failure, president assad should fear success. bill neely, nbc news, damascus >>> and we have a stark reminder tonight of the dangers faced by u.s. forces in afghanistan, even as the american mission there starts to wind down, happening in helmand province. and nbc's foreign correspondent, richard engel was there. u.s. troops responded to an attack by the taliban gunmen >> reporter: the marine outpost was attacked moments ago, now those responsible are being searched for. dozens of men are in the marine compound. it is not a taliban gathering, but only a funeral for a local farmer. but as marines approach another group of mud farmhouses, they come under fire. >> right now, we're taking effective fire from the southeast. >> reporter: lieutenant mock spreads out his men, several marines dive into a rooftop. from here, they can see silhouettes of men hiding and shooting. >> he is popping out the right-hand side of the wall. >> yeah, that is where i spotted him. >> reporter:
the day on nbc. a federal appeals court in new york will consider a challenge to the defense of marriage act which bars the federal government from recognizing same-sex unions. 83-year-old edith windsor filed a lawsuit over a $363,000 federal tax bill she received after the woman she married died in 2009. windsor would have been exempt from the taxes if she had been married to a man. >>> nasa will hold a conference call to present findings from the curiosity rover's mission to mars' gail crater. >>> and happy birthday to actress gwyneth paltrow. she turns 40 years old today. >>> all day long, you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc. and tonight be sure to watch brian williams with "nbc nightly news." >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. meet a man who's become an internet sensation after posting a series of photo-shopped pictures of him and his daughter that he calls "world's best father." >>> and actress and former talk show host alana stewart shares stories from her new
of the best defenses in the league and here is why. kerry williams picked off brandon weeden 63 yards the other way. baltimore went on to win it 23-16. >>> doesn't look good for the nhl. the players have been locked out for 13 days, and yesterday the league canceled the entire preseason. there is a glimmer of hope. the two sides will meet today in new york. t white sox are in the middle of a late september collapse. longoria belted one, the rays won it 3-2. chicago's loss is detroit's gain. the tigers are up two games in the central. jumped to a 4-0 lead against the royals. doug fister struck out a nine straight. tigers held on to win it 5-4. >>> finally the mets r.a. dickey picked up his 20th win of the year. travis schneider scaled the fence like spiderman and made the grab. that's not only the catch of the day, that is the catch of the year. that's your early look at sports on "early today." have a great weekend. i'm fred roggin. >>> a reality star defended the nail polish that costs more than some homes. your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. >>> we'll show
. >> reporter: the defense of marriage act signed by president bill clinton is also facing numerous challenges. the law states that the federal government will only recognize traditional marriages, meaning no federal benefits even where same-sex marriage is legal. >> same-sex couples are denied hundreds of different rights and benefits that are provided to married different-sex couples under federal law. >> reporter: on the document as well, whether to curtail parts of the historic voting rights act of 1965. it mandates federal oversight for states with a history of voting discrimination when changing any rules for elections. challengers say the law is outdated and unnecessary. a big lineup of cases that could change the landscape of civil rights in america. francis coe, nbc news. >>> here is a look at other stories making news early today in america. in maine a group of strangers spring into action when an elderly woman drove her car into the portland harbor. the ban of good samaritans pulled the 84-year-old out of her car moments before it sank. the woman is in stable condition. some of the
the monday night spotlight, except the dallas cowboys offense was no match for the chicago defense. dallas quarterback tony romo threw five interceptions, two were returned for touchdowns. first in the second quarter on a pass intended for dez bryant. that's picked by charles tillman and returned for 6 and again in the third just after dallas forced a chicago fumble, romo gives the ball right back to lance briggs who returns it 74 yards for the touchdown. bears won it 34-18. >>> all right. on to baseball, the yankees crushed the red sox 10-2. four yankee homers including a two-run bomb by returning first baseman mark teixeira capped off a nine-run second inning. and with an orioles loss to the rays, the yanks took a one-game lead in the a.l. east. >>> in kansas city detroit's miguel cabrera had four hits including a homer during a five-run sixth inning to help the tigers beat the royals 6-3 and claim the a.l. central title. >>> and, finally, that's the spirit, despite losing to the phillies last night, the nationals still had reason to celebrate after a loss by the second place atlanta bra
is catcher to reach that. but it's not just about his offense. it's his defense and the way that he handled this pitching staff that makes him a true mvp in eyes of his teammates and coaches. >> look at the numbers. an unbelievable year. not to mention coming back from laughing last year, pretty amazing. >> to me, we're not in the situation, that's how valuable he is to us. >> you can see we lost him last year, we didn't get to the playoffs, we struggled at times. he gets back in the lineup, we're a contender and then we make the playoffs. >> the giants currently have tba listed for sunday's starter, that's normally tim lincecum's turn but bruce bochy says they are leaving it open for now in case they want to make tweaks. the rotation in anticipation of the playoffs. reporting from at&t park, nbc bay area news. >> to the a's and rangers. game three of a four-game set. top of the first, runner on second. going to keep on running. that's enough to get a triple. steven drew scores. later 2-0 a's. josh donaldson up the middle. josh hamilton lets the ball go under. two score. ma made it 4-0. rig
? the prosecutor began to rethink the case. >> the defense attorneys agreed that we could talk to mr. quiroz. and they let us talk to him. and the detectives and i keep coming back to this hit note, to where it's found. he doesn't know garrett warren. remember, their interaction was very brief at that barbecue. >> detectives kept after quiroz. they knew that whoever ordered the hit really wanted garrett warren dead. because here's one more twist -- the postmark on the note is from after the shooting. meaning that it's not so much a hit note as a note explaining to someone how to go back and finish the job. >> it's a rehit, if you want to call it that. >> that "finish the job" note says chun, started to unravel the mystery. >> that was really kind of what broke the case open. that was quite frankly the lifeline we had on this case. >> the one unavoidable piece of evidence that finally cracked miguel quiroz. >> we go back round and round about this, and finally he admits that he was one of the middlemen. >> miguel quiroz admitted that while he wasn't the shooter, he was in on the plot and that
and an interception while the vikings ran a whopping 76 plays against the san diego defense. >> we didn't play up to our standards, and we know that, so we have to go back to the drawing board, get things corrected and come back next week. >> i know they're going to have a lot of pride and we just haven't gotten into a rhythm, unfortunately. >> they lose their focus. i know sometimes the guys can get a little relaxed, including myself. >> reporter: the week the 49ers will spend together in ohio will be less about team bonding and more about correcting their mistak mistakes. >> we didn't play our best. we'll look at the ways to go to work and fix that. >> reporter: it looks like linebacker patrick willis and tackle will be the main players for the jets. harbaugh said the injured ankle and knee turned out well for both. >> mind y, thanks, and we'll hae full a's reports at 11:00. >> so all week the a's will be in youngstown. what will they do with themselves? >> they'll do some things. jim harbaugh will take them on some history stuff because he's a history buff. his old man is a history buff. last
. the high rate is prompting defense secretary leon panetta to take action. panetta has ordered each branch of the army, navy, marine corps, and air force to improve prevention training. the goal is to make training better and more uniform. panetta says since so many assaults go unreported, there may have been as many as 19,000 attacks just last year. >>> still ahead here at 6:00, military leaders take on the obesity epidemic. their concerns for national security. >>> and it's the play everyone's talking about, the football controversy that even the presidt is weighing in on. >>> and good evening, i'm jeff ranieri, we'll start with low clouds and fog even for the interior valleys and then temperatures do warm up quite a bit for the inland areas with upper 80s to near 90 and also air quality begins to suffer. how hot it will get in the seven-day forecast. this is a lot of food for 4 bucks. yeah... think they made a mistake? i don't know - maybe. the fried cheese melt is back for just 4 bucks. 1 of 4 big 4-dollar meals on the 2-4-6-8 value menu. only at denny's. open all night. >>> 29 cases i
years from now. >> all rise. >> reporter: final decision, up to the judge. defense attorney stover made the argument. >> a life with hope, judge. >> and then melissa took the stand. >> emotionally, the damage you have caused me is almost unbearable. for alyssa, you crumbled her foundation and everything she knew to be right and true. and as hard as this is to do or believe, i also want you to know i have found it in my heart to forgive you. >> reporter: and then james got his sentence. >> the murder charge, you're sentenced to life in prison. >> life without parole ever. afterwards, the little girl in the middle of the family drama turned to melissa with a remarkable request. alyssa asked to meet with james and was ushered in to see him before he was whisked away. >> i told him that i decided to forgive him and that i wanted him to have hope. >> reporter: and she wept then. tears of forgiveness. a lingering grief for her father. and as for melissa? are you ready to move on? >> i am. very ready. >> you have a relationship now? you're engaged? >> yeah. >> where will you keep ben? >> he'll
museum without a locomotive. this is a heart and soul of what it was about. the defense of san francisco bay. >> the gun lumbering along the pacific ocean has its own history. it was mounted on the battleship missouri. >> the most historic moment of this gun's history. >> it was hauled by cranes which was the same company that hauled the battery's original gun. >> last time we handled one when we pulled one of the original ones out of here was back in 1939. >> crews will carry the gun up a winding service road to its perch overlooking the ocean where it will become the area's symbol of a military legacy that never fired a shot in anger. joe rosato, jr., nbc bay area news. >> very interesting. >> still ahead at 6:00, a potential change for people wal. >> i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. it was a scorcher for the first of october. right now a rare 83 degrees in san francisco and also low 90s holding strong in napa. we have another hot day coming our way for tuesday with more mid to upper 90s inland. we'll talk about some drastic changes, even a chance of showers in the
-taliban, is that in itself the best defense of the taliban coming back into power, folks who would stand firm? >> maybe not. the taliban is an armed group. these schoolgirls are not going to fight against the taliban. they are all very worried about what is going to happen in this country. and we've spoken to politicians, political analysts, and they think after these troops leave that there could be a civil war in this country, and many afghans now don't remember 9/11. they just remember ten years of war. and they're asking themselves why? why did this happen? why did we have to have all of this war for ten years? >> 300,000 afghan troops, local police, national police have been trained. the strategy to get these folks home is to turn it over to afghan troops. questions about readiness and supplies and that sort of thing. but are they fighting an enemy who has an organization -- are the taliban fragmented? are they the fighting force that they used to be? >> there are many groups. we all call them the taliban. there's different groups that fall under the umbrella of the taliban. right now the afghan secur
of americans that come up behind us and after 24 years in the corps when i retire, i know our defense is well taken care of. good job, sweetheart. excuse me, soldier. >> what do you say, victoria? >> i just want to say that i am so proud of my dad and i'm so proud of myself and that i made it and i'm here to serve and i'm just so proud. >> well, we're all proud of you. i'm going to get choked up here, too. thanks so much for your service and yours as well and you let her join the army. marine. >> hey, what's wrong with the army? all right. all right. >> victoria, congratulations and lieutenant colonel, thanks so much. thanks to all of you for being here and for what you do. we're all proud of you. a quick program note before we say good-bye. nbc news special coverage called "at the brink" continues tonight on "nbc nightly news," some of the most dangerous conflicts around the world and what's at stake for americans here at home. >> all right, lester, please, get home safely. great work over there. we'll see you when you do. have a great day, everyone. bye-bye.
toss to it. lest i'm worried about one defensive back out there and that's the chart which indicates that union pacific won't be able to hold on to the ball. otherwise i'll keep the ball myself. maybe dump it off into cash. remember, you don't always need to pass it. the bottom line, i have now completed my check down of fourth quarter opportunities based on the third quarter and i've limited it to one player -- the wide receiver that's union pacific. i'll go to him to pick up a quick six points or maybe more. after the break i'll try to make you more money. >>> coming up, war on the web? the tech giants have been locked in a battle for search supremacy but after poaching one of google's top guns is it finally time to say yes to yahoo!? cramer decides. >>> later industrial strength? prologis is at the center of the global supply chain operating a portfolio of distribution centers, warehouses and commercial real estate around the world. tonight, cramer is talking to the ceo to get a real read on the economy just ahead. >>> all coming up on "mad money." this is rudy. his morning starts
of defense, that's only a tiny representation of the real number. which is closer to 19,000. because many victims don't come forward afraid their careers might suffer and knowing how hard it is to get justice. >> we have a moral duty. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta says since taking over last year, he's made this issue a top priority. starting with better prosecution of those who commit these crimes. >> and what do you think of the prosecution rates? just last year only 240 cases were prosecuted of the more than 3,000 or so that were actually reported. >> yeah, it's an outrage that we aren't prosecuting. >> are rapists getting away with rape? >> look, these are tough cases, let's understand. as a lawyer, i look and know how tough these cases are sometimes. but, the fact is we can do this. we need to improve the investigations. and we need to ensure that we have prosecutors who are willing to bring these cases to court and make sure that these people don't get away. >> reporter: but that resolve is being tested right now with the latest scandal rocking the air force base in
penalty flags were thrown. >> conduct, defense on the bench. >> although it wasn't captured on camera, ravens head coach harbaugh is reportedly being investigated for bumping a ref after he tried to get a time-out in the fourth quarter. harbaugh got flagged for unsportsman-like conduct, sparking an angry chant in the stands. >> it's the lavish chant i've ever heard. >> certain types of penalties aren't being called, causing players to get frustrated. causing coaches to get frustrated. it's an emotional game and it starts to spill over. >> the chaos led the players association to write a letter to the owners. your decision to lock out officials with more than 1500 years of collective nfl experience has led to a deterioration of order, safety and integrity. the nfl says they disagree with the officials' union, over how to improve officiating. but nbc's peter king reports thats nfl is refusing to give refs the $3.3 million more they want for their pensions. something else to consider, last year the nfl football pulled in $9.3 billion. as for belichick and harbaugh, they're still in an in
that, all right, and then he can put the president on the defensive a few times, he'll gain. >> last thing on this. what do you think of the expectations games going on where each candidate is trying to outdo each other complimenting the other's debasing prowess? >> it's like a football game. you know those people, you know. it's play it down, tamp it down. it's all a game. >> let's talk about the book, "killing knennedy." how do you feel about president kennedy and did that change? >> you know, kennedy died i was 13 and i opened the book where i was, i was at high school out on long island and came over the loud speaker and everybody alive then knows where they were. but people don't know whoion kennedy was. and that's number one. after reading "killing kennedy" you'll know both good and bad. we don't hold back. you'll know everything. two, they don't know how he was killed. and we got access to the fbi agent who was assigned to marina oswald. we know everything he did. this is all new information. i think people are going to be stunned when they read it. it snaps your head back. >>
losses if moves for defense spending cuts goes through. >> impacts will be immediate and significant in virginia. 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: with less than 40 days to go, both men are speaking directly to voters. the president's team releasing this new ad that feels like a campaign closing argument. >> if i could sit down with you in your living room or around the kitchen table, here is what i'd say. >> reporter: voters are weighing in. 30 states in all are casting ballots. you can't overestimate the importance of early voting this go around. in 2008, it would nearly a third of all voters, savannah, that cast ballots before election day. this year, that number is expected to rise to as much as 40%. today, when michelle obama goes out to university of northern iowa, she will be giving a speech, not just a speech, she will be asking supporters there to cast their votes nearly on the spot. there's a polling place a few steps away. >> all right, peter alexander, thank you. for more on this week's events on the campaign trail and look to n
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